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Derek Jeter Classy and Impressive in Final All Star Game

by Drew Casey

Drew Casey : WFUV Sports

Minneapolis, Minn.- The American League defeated the National League 5-3 in the 85th MLB All Star Game on Tuesday in Minnesota. However, Derek Jeter, playing in his 14th and final Midsummer Classic, was the real headline of the event as was expected. The expectations didn't necessarily include a 2 for 2 performance at the plate with a near incredible play up the middle though. But on a cool night in the Twin Cities that's exactly what the Yankees captain delivered.

Yoenis Cespedes Defends Home Run Derby Title in Minneapolis

by Drew Casey

Drew Casey: WFUV Sports

Minneapolis, Minn. - From press conferences for both the Home Run Derby and the 85th All Star Game to Derek Jeter's massive following to various interviews from this year's baseball all stars, Yoenis Cespedes headlined All Star Monday in Minnesota. Cespedes defeated New Jersey native Todd Frazier in the final round to win the 2014 MLB Home Run Derby, which featured a completely new format that was largely based on a bracketed seven out system. The victory was Cespedes' second consecutive Home Run Derby title.

Isaiah Austin Finding Work at NBA's Summer League

by Kenny Ducey

NBA TV

Marfan's Syndrome is doing all it can to slow former Baylor Forward Isaiah Austin, but it can't halt his pursuit of a career in basketball.

Austin will be at the NBA's Summer League in as Vegas until the 16th of July as an Intern with NBA TV. “It’s been fun," Austin told WFUV, in between signing autographs and taking pictures with fans. "I’m doing a lot of different things. I've been interviewing, been working with Bleacher Report a little bit. I'm really just getting to know TV broadcasting.”

Matthew Dellavedova: The True Point Guard

by James Decker

James Decker/WFUV

I remember watching Matthew Dellavedova play for St. Mary’s in the NCAA Tournament. He didn’t seem extremely quick or athletic then, and still doesn’t now. That said, Dellavedova knows how to play point guard better than anyone I’ve seen at the Summer League.

Two Games in, McDermott's Presence Felt

by Kenny Ducey

Kenny Ducey/WFUV Sports

With countless favorable impressions made in the first three days the NBA's Summer League in Las Vegas, Doug McDermott's strong start can get lost in the fold.

Through two games in Vegas, McDermott is shooting a cool 50% from three, 45% from the field, and has dropped 41 points. The folks inside the COX Pavilion were treated to a show Sunday night, as 31 of those points came during an exquisite 7/12 (5/9 3 PT) shooting performance.

Life in the Minors: Chapter 4- Adjusting to the Minors

by Anthony Pucik

Brendan Bowers : WFUV Sports 

For the fourteenth consecutive year, WFUV talks to the members of the Brooklyn Cyclones and the Staten Island Yankees in the New York Single-A Penn League about the trials and tribulations of being minor league ballplayers. The long bus rides, the low pay, 76 games in 80 days. This is a look into Life in the Minors: How the Other Half Lives.

This week, Brendan Bowers and Christian Goewey talk about how these young ballplayers have adjusted to playing in the minor leagues

One on One Sits Down with SNY's Gary Cohen

by Kelly Kultys

Bob Ahrens : WFUV Sports 

It was a busy day for Kris Venezia, Nick Logerfo, and Matt Moro, hosting One on One live from Citi Field, but they had the chance to catch up with the legendary Gary Cohen. Cohen, currently the TV Voice of the Mets for SNY, has called the Mets games since 1989 on both TV and radio. He told the guys what it's like to broadcast the Mets through their ups and downs as well as his insights into their season this year. To listen to the interview, click the link below or download on iTunes.